All-New Light Projection Experience Comes to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

February 28, 2019
Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle
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A powerful spell has been cast on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade. The new Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle will debut later this year with dates to be announced at a later time.

This exciting all-new light projection experience will cast a mesmerizing display unleashing eerie creatures and villains upon the stone walls of the castle. Illuminating the darker side of the Wizarding World, this spectacle of music and lights will unleash some of the eeriest creatures and darkest wizards of the Harry Potter series, cast ominously against the stone walls of the castle.

As darkness falls on Hogwarts castle, Dementors, Death Eaters and other unspeakable creatures including Acromantula, Mountain Trolls, and Thestrals will cloak the castle in with their great presence. Eventually, the chilling visage of the Dark Lord, Voldemort, appears to close the castle’s takeover… until one of the wizarding world’s most famous defensive charms is cast.

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  • Reply Bryce February 28, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Exciting News!

  • Reply Julia Field February 28, 2019 at 2:37 pm


    We are from England and will be coming to Universal at the beginning of May 2019. We have been many times before but this show sounds exciting. Will it be up and running by 4 May?

    With kind regards

    Julia and Mike Field

  • Reply Social Media Team February 28, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Hello! We don’t have the starting date as of yet. Make sure to follow the link at the bottom of the post to receive all updates.

  • Reply Amanda February 28, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Will this replace the nighttime lights at Hogwarts?? Or will these two light shows alternate?

  • Reply Kelly March 2, 2019 at 8:44 am

    We had a great time but unfortunately the park closes far too early. 7pm?? That was ridiculous. We came to spend the whole day and travelled from another country, just to be rushed and not get to see everything we wanted to.

  • Reply Social Media Team March 2, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Hi Kelly, I want to sincerely apologize if our operating hours caused you any inconveniences. We always try our best to update our website and social media channels with the park hours so our Guests can plan accordingly. Please know I documented your concerns, so they can be sent to our Resorts and Operations management teams. Thank you for taking the time to give us this feedback. I sincerely hope you consider visiting us again!

  • Reply Galadriel T March 3, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Now, I will have to visit this summer!

  • Reply Nicky Grobbelaar March 5, 2019 at 12:05 am

    I visited Universal Orlando last year with my daughter and have terrible withdrawal symptoms. We came from South Africa and had the time of our lives and came back home with so many wonderful memories. Thank you to all the staff who made us feel so welcome and was always so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and they have so much enthusiasm. We had two wonderful days in the park and it was definitely not enough, I am already saving up for another and longer visit! Thank you again and keep up the great work!!!!

  • Reply Social Media Team March 5, 2019 at 1:06 am

    Hi Nicky!
    It warms my heart to read that we were able to offer you a memorable experience at our resort. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this comment. We hope to welcome you and your daughter again very soon!

  • Reply Shanita Walker March 25, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    I went to Universal Studios Orlando, for the very first time, on a family vacation with my husband, 2 children, a d my dad. We had the best time, and I had one of the most memorable vacations! After 30+ years, I finally got the opportunity to go on a REAL family vacation with my dad and he had the most amazing time with us inside the park. He got on most of the rides with my children and I, and loved the different themes the park had to offer. My most memorable moment was watching the closing film and fireworks display. My dad and I have shared the love of going to the movie theater since I was a small child. I cherish the memories that I have of going to a “blockbuster” film with him on a Saturday afternoon. Well, I was able to relive that moment, not just with my dad, but with my husband and children too. The closing film real took us on a trip through time as we remembered all the movies we had watched over the years. I held my dad’s hand with tears of joy in my eyes because Universal made it possible for me to share that experience with him. As a kid, he always promised to take me to Disney World and Universal Studios, and we never got the opportunity to go. However, my experience at Universal was hands-down a dream-come-true! I can’t wait for us to go back and visit in October 2019. This time we’re celebrating my son’s birthday, and I’m taking my mom, siblings, and their families. We’re so excited! Thanks, Universal!

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